4 Star 88x31The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin.  SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health. With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive.  Join us today! Make a membership donation, take action and learn about volunteer opportunities!


Action & Events

Help Raise 10,000 Redwoods!

January 17, 2017

SPAWN needs your help to raise thousands of native redwood and other trees through our 10,000 Redwoods Project over the next three years. With your tax-deductible gift of $10 or more, you’ll Raise a...

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

January 16, 2017

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!

Tell the California Coastal Commission to Save Marin’s Coast!

January 2, 2017

After eight long years, Marin's Local Coastal Program (LCP) process is nearing completion. We need your help to send comments to the Coastal Commission for consideration at the November 2nd hearing. Y...


Redwood Creek Walk Tours are Here!

January 18, 2017

Winter creek walks are here! SPAWN-trained naturalists lead creek walks to explore the majesty of the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Tours explore our wat...

Propagating Redwoods from Cuttings

December 30, 2016

We are deep into redwood season. Our efforts this month have been concentrated on redwood seed collection followed by seeding in our nursery greenho...

Marin Salmon Receive a $935,000 Holiday Gift from California Fish & Wildlife

December 28, 2016

"This exciting project will re-create habitat necessary for the survival and recovery of critically endangered coho salmon, and will correct poor land...

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